Streak ended but Illinois is back to business against the Spartans

Two hits and an rbi for Jason Goldstein in Round two at the Big Ten Tourney It finally happened.  It had been almost two months since Illinois had lost game but on Thursday night at the Big Ten Tournament, costly errors contributed to a 2-1 loss to the Maryland Terrapins.  The Terrapins got a gutsy […]

Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell Illinois fans that the amount […]

#3 Illini come back with a vengeance vs Rutgers 28-13

Casey Fletcher welcomes Jason Goldstein at the plate after his grand slam I’ve seen a lot of college ball games but I don’t think I have seen anything like what I’ve witnessed today.  It was an amazing combination of a comeback/slugfest/blowout.  For those who left early, I am truly sorry.  In a record-setting day, #3 […]

Blackjack! Illinois at 21 straight wins after Ohio State sweep!

Remember when Illinois when lost games?  No, I can’t either.  It’s a faint memory.  Today in Columbus, #6 Illinois (40-6-1, 16-1 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to a lucky 21 by completing a sweep against the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes (31-13, 12-6 Big Ten).  Illinois came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 6-2.  […]

17 straight! Illinois finishes off Penn State for fourth straight Big Ten sweep

Starter John Kravetz is now 4-0 for the Illini The Illinois baseball team can add one one more Big Ten sweep to their 2015 accomplishments.  On Sunday, they won 6-3 against the Penn State Nittany Lions (13-25, 2-12 Big Ten) giving them their fourth conference sweep of the season.  The win today puts #8 Illinois […]

Jay, Kravetz help Illini to sweep. Ten straight wins and now, first place!

John Kravetz and Tyler Jay combine for Illini’s tenth straight On Monday evening, #11 Illinois pitchers John Kravetz and Tyler Jay combined to shut down the Purdue Boilermakers in a pitchers’ duel.  The winning run came in the seventh with the help from the Purdue defense when Jason Goldstein scored on a throwing error by […]

Relentless Illinois offense dominates Wildcats 17-2 for a sweep!

Celebrating a sweep! Illinois baseball completed their weekend sweep of Northwestern on Sunday in almost ruthless fashion.  They defeated the Wildcats by a football-like score of 17-2.  The game was really never in question with the Illini scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and by the end of third inning, the […]

#15 Illinois Baseball stave off MSU rally 13-9

John Kravetz improves to a career 21-7 record It was wild, wooly game up in East Lansing today.  After getting off to a 7-0 lead, Illinois sustained a Spartan rally and prevailed in the last game against Michigan State, 13-9.  John Kravetz came out the winner and is now 2-0 for 2015.  He now has […]

Illinois baseball falls to Michigan State 5-2 on Sunday

David Kerian is currently on a 12 game hit streak David Kerian extended his hit streak to 12 games and hit his sixth homer of the season but it just wasn’t enough for an Illini win.  The Michigan State Spartans outplayed Illinois on Sunday and won 5-2.  They handed Drasen Johnson his second loss of […]

Illinois Baseball begin conference season in East Lansing

Adam Walton leads the team in steals and is tied for the team lead in runs scored The Illinois baseball team have had great ride up until now.  They are 18-5-1 and are ranked as high as #17 in the polls.  Throw that all out the window now because the Big Ten season starts Saturday.  […]